About NANA

Welcome to the Newsagents Association of NSW and ACT Limited

Proudly assisting Newsagents since 1891

The Newsagents Association of NSW and ACT (NANA) has served its Member Newsagents and Lottery Agents by advocating on their behalf to newspaper publishers, magazine publishers, magazine distributors, lottery licensees, the NSW State Government and Parliament, the ACT Territory Government and Parliament, the Australian Government and Parliament, the media and the general public.

Across Australia, Newsagents and Lottery Agents are an integral part of the distribution of newspapers, magazines, and other complementary products and services.

There exists over 4,000 Newsagents in Australia. In NSW and ACT, there are over 1,000 Newsagents and Lottery Agents.

NANA assists its Members through the escalation of their individual business issues and concerns for resolution, which include:

  • New Contracts
  • Amendments of Existing Contracts
  • Termination of Contracts
  • Sale of Businesses
  • Industrial Relations
  • Wages and Conditions of Employment
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Negotiating with Suppliers
  • Representing Members to Government Agencies and Regulatory Authorities
  • Preferential Member-Only discounts and supply arrangements

The industry issues in which NANA and its alliance partners are involved include equitable and efficient newspaper and magazine distribution models, newspaper home/subscription delivery fees, oversupply/undersupply of magazines, the future of standard form contract(s), business model(s) and remuneration structure(s) with NSW Lotteries, the extended working relationships with other affiliated industry organisations and future business models for Newsagents and Lottery Agents.

NANA collaborates with its Members and in alliance with other industry organisations to develop economically viable business futures for Newsagents and Lottery Agents. NANA works with other industry organisations when to do so is in the interests of Members and the wider industry.

NANA works with a range of Government regulatory and support agencies including the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the Australian Taxation Office, Fair Work Ombudsman, NSW Department of Industrial Relations, NSW Department of Health, the Commissioner for Small Business.  We are also in regular contact withthose involved with the political process in NSW, ACT and nationally. 

NANA reflects the intentions of its financial Members. It is supported by a Board of Directors elected by its financial Members. NANA is also served by a staff comprising a Chief Executive Officer and Membership Support staff.


The Newsagents Association of NSW & ACT (NANA) Limited is governed by a Board of Directors elected by Member Newsagents.

Ken Packham

NANA Secretary

Boulevard News Shop 3, Novotel Hotel, Olympic Boulevard,
Homebush Bay NSW 2127
T: (02) 8746 0706 (Board Director Since 1999)

Greg Handley

NANA Past President

Umina Beach Newsagency 310 West Street,
Umina NSW 2257
T: (02) 4341 1997 (Board Director Since 2014)

Brian Woods

NANA President

Brownsville Newsagency Shop 6-7 Dandaloo Shopping Centre, Brownsville Avenue,
Brownsville NSW 2530
T: (02) 4261 4472 (Board Director since 2015)

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